AMD radeon with two 7970's

mobilelubes

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hi guys,
so this is what i have got:


2X Gigabyte radeon HD 7970's
Seasonic 850W PSU
Noctua NH-D14 dual radiator cpu cooler
AMD Bulldozer FX-8150 3.6GHz
Asus Crosshair V Formula motherbord
16 GB G.Skill 2X8GB 1600MHz
128GB SSD
1TB HDD
1000Watt UPS
27" Asus LED monitor
NZXT Phantom Case (white)


i dont know why the other thread closed...but ya i jus want to know why are my games still laging for example l.a. noir lags at max graphics, sleeping dogs runs fine then starts to lag bad after like 10 or 15 mins of playing but still minnor lag be4 the 10 mins as well. I spent a lot of money so i can play games with now problems but this is just disappointing. PLEASE HELP I AM IN PAIN!!!!!
 
First, don't multipost the same thing, which is probably why the other one got closed. Or you bumped it.

What power supply are you running exactly?

EDIT: I hope you didn't pay too much, because that processor is terrible for gaming.
 

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This may help with LA Noire (a copy/paste from my Steam review) --


The game engine is capped at 30fps. It looks and plays fine at 30fps, since there isn't a lot of action, but frame dips can make it unplayable. After much experimentation, I found a workaround. Run in windowed mode (this may not be necessary for everyone, but it is for my crossfire setup since windowed mode disables crossfire) and set it to single threaded. A single thread from my i5-2500k and a hd5850 is more than enough for a constant 30fps at highest settings.
 

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mobilelubes - I think your other thread got closed because you never responded to any posts and it soon deteriorated into an AMD vs. Intel fight.

What version of drivers are you using?
 
Are you using the latest CAP profiles for crossfire? And dont get discouraged by statements like that CPU is terrible for gaming. It isnt as good as what Intel has to offer, but to say its terrible for gaming is incorrect. There shouldnt be a game on this planet that you couldnt play at 60+ FPS with your combo of hardware. Unless of course its capped. I believe an update came out for LA Noire that lifts that cap, altho its been awhile since ive seen anything LA Noire related.
 


You are right, I shouldn't have worded it like so. Like what you said, its not as formidable as the Intel offering, but its a processor nonetheless, and it processes stuff.

And he is right, your setup right now should be able to play everything on the highest it goes.
 

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Driver Packaging Version 8.982-120727a-144945C-ATI
Catalyst Version 12.8
Provider Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
2D Driver Version 8.01.01.1253
2D Driver File Path /REGISTRY/MACHINE/SYSTEM/ControlSet001/Control/CLASS/{4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}/0000
Direct3D Version 9.14.10.0924
OpenGL Version 6.14.10.11762
AMD VISION Engine Control Center Version 2012.0806.1213.19931
AMD Audio Driver Version 7.12.0.7708
 
Ill ask again, are you using the latest CAP crossfire profiles from the AMD website? Also, crossfire and SLI arent friendly with every single game. Make sure you have the latest CAP profiles and if it doesnt change, disable one of your 7970s and rebenchmark.
 

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ya i got the latest driver the amd control center has an auto detect and it says i got the latest one and in the afterburner program it only gives me temp reading for gpu1
 

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On the catalyst drivers with crossfire, you have to make sure AI (Antialiising I think it was) is turned off. When you run the AI setting it can wreck havoc. I ran into that years ago and it had the same issue. That's an easy check.
 

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